Play-offs round-up

INDIANA 101 TORONTO 83

When the Indiana Pacers are more than All-Star forward Paul George's prolific scoring, they usually are difficult to beat.

He had a game-best 21 points and 11 rebounds on Friday, but the Pacers used smothering defence, solid rebounding and a dominating second half to defeat the Toronto Raptors 101-83 in Game 6, tying the best-of-seven National Basketball Association play-off series 3-3 and forcing Game 7 today in Toronto.

After leading 65-64 late in the third quarter, Indiana used a 32-5 run to increase their lead to 97-69 with 3min 2sec left.

PORTLAND 106 LA CLIPPERS 103

In Portland, Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum combined for 46 points to lead the Portland Trail Blazers past the Los Angeles Clippers 106-103 at the Moda Center.

Lillard scored 26 points and McCollum added 20 as the Blazers closed out the first-round play-off series in six games.

Mason Plumlee contributed nine points - including the deciding three free throws in the final 14.7 seconds - and grabbed 14 rebounds for Portland, who will face the Golden State Warriors at the Oracle Arena today in their Western Conference semi-finals.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 01, 2016, with the headline 'Play-offs round-up'. Print Edition | Subscribe